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The BSA Workshop => Twins => Topic started by: Straw Bear on 05 February, 2018, 20:19:57

Title: Grab Rail
Post by: Straw Bear on 05 February, 2018, 20:19:57
I have been trying to find with out any luck a chrome grab rail for my 1962 A65 Star does anyone know where I might get one to fit?. I have seen several for later bikes. This is important as herself wont come pillion without one fitted....... :'(
Title: Re: Grab Rail
Post by: DEAN SOUTHALL on 05 February, 2018, 20:31:08
Draganfly website seems to show them.
Title: Re: Grab Rail
Post by: Straw Bear on 05 February, 2018, 20:34:13
Many thanks :)
Title: Re: Grab Rail
Post by: A10 JWO on 06 February, 2018, 15:39:07
My one was quite rusty, my mate sandblasted it and powder coated it gloss black 25, looks really nice.
Title: Re: Grab Rail
Post by: JOHNSTONE on 06 February, 2018, 17:11:20
Classic Bike Shop seem to have them in stock for 40 plus postage and package. I have used this company in the past without any problems. Hope this helps.

Rich.
Title: Re: Grab Rail
Post by: Straw Bear on 06 February, 2018, 19:46:15
Many thanks for the replies. I have emailed Dragonfly and they said no grab rail listed for 1962/63 A65 models ? The nearest year made is 1964 and they have none available. In 1965 they have part no 68-9045 for USA model and 68-9135 available but would they fit my bike? How different are the frames between the early A65 years? :-\
Title: Re: Grab Rail
Post by: CROFTY1984 on 16 February, 2018, 12:31:33
Classic Bike Shop seem to have them in stock for 40 plus postage and package. I have used this company in the past without any problems. Hope this helps.

Rich.
just bought a pair of exhausts from them. Good value and good service. Not the first time either.
Title: Re: Grab Rail
Post by: Straw Bear on 16 February, 2018, 20:19:35
Yes I have used them but sadly no help with grab rail. Looks like I will have to get one made if anyone can recommend a good fabricator ;)
Title: Re: Grab Rail
Post by: Bess on 17 February, 2018, 11:09:46
Hi,
    The grab rail doesn't bolt to the frame, its bolted to the mudguard stay on bikes from 1965.

Best wishes...
Title: Re: Grab Rail
Post by: Straw Bear on 17 February, 2018, 18:37:01
Many thanks for replies much appreciated  :)
Title: Re: Grab Rail
Post by: Bess on 17 February, 2018, 20:17:41
Hi Bear,
            You're welcome. My advice is to leave well alone and ask herself to wrap her arms around you waist tightly and remember the courting days  :-[ :-* :-* ;) :)
Title: Re: Grab Rail
Post by: royblackburn1@btinternet. on 18 February, 2018, 10:23:13
Hi Straw Bear have you considered love handles sold at modern bike shops so that the one said gets her confidence back  and keeps bike looking original hope it helps. Roy
Title: Re: Grab Rail
Post by: Straw Bear on 18 February, 2018, 11:12:05
Thanks again peeps and Bess thats why I desperately need a grab rail......... ;)